Aurivo Co-operative Society Limited is an innovative, multipurpose agricultural co-operative with business interests in Dairy Ingredients, Consumer Foods, Agri Stores, Animal Feed Milling and Livestock Marts & Trading. Aurivo has a portfolio of local, regional and national consumer foods brands, including For Goodness Shakes sports nutrition; Connacht Gold; Organic for Us; Donegal Creameries and exports butter and enriched milk powder to almost 50 countries worldwide.
Aurivo, a leading manufacturer of dairy products, needs to consistently meet the most exacting quality standards and guarantee traceability from farm to shelf. Meeting such standards as Bill Stauntan, Manager, made it clear that it requires the management of an enormous level of data. Aurivo had a paper based health and safety management system, but it was disjointed and time consuming – they knew they needed a better way. They needed a system that allowed them to easily manage health and safety across multiple locations, a system that standardised reporting and made all health and safety data readily available.
Effective met with Aurivo early in December 2012. We put together a solution plan to meet their specific needs and objectives. Aurivo supplied the information they were tracking in the previous system to our project team and this info was then seamlessly migrated to our software.
The new solution was in place by late January 2013, 1 week ahead of schedule. We trained Aurivo’s health and safety team onsite and via several online webinars.
As a result of implementing the Effective solution Aurivo now have a much higher level of engagement with health & safety from staff throughout the organisation. This was a challenge Aurivo was facing before the software was implemented. He found it difficult to get employees on board with health and safety and creating a better culture around it. The staff in Aurivo are now engaging with health and safety as they find the software easy to use and with information readily available, it doesn’t require as much manual effort as it did before.
The system has given managers the confidence and reassurance that all staff are using the same information, following procedures and keeping compliance data up to date. This in turn has allowed for more accurate and timely reporting, an area that particularly difficult when they were using a paper-based health and safety management system.
Crucially Aurivo are now tracking lead indicators, rather than lag indicators, which has had an extremely positive impact on the prevention of incidents on site.